160MC lecture – 3rd Oct 2014
Once Upon A Time In The West – Director: Sergio Leone
Analysis of the above scene
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
Like the speaker in the above illustration, I don’t have an answer.
I don’t expect you to have an answer
I ask so you consider the question
And time is of the essence , you only have the rest of your lives to work it out.
You will never be younger
than you are right now
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN APPLE PIE ?
IF YOU WISH TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FROM SCRATCH…
YOU MUST FIRST INVENT THE UNIVERSE.
– Carl Sagan
Nothing is as simple as it first appears
Your role is to
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
The Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan
Technology will come and go, the brand new equipment sitting untouched in the loan shop will be out of date by the time you graduate. You will explore kit and software during the degree. The ability to have new ideas, be creative, make connections and think differently will never go out of date.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
The Lecturer’s Role?
What’s the lecturers role?
Lecturer not teacher. You are responsible for your own learning.
This is nothing new. You always have been.
It’s just now if you fail in that responsibility there won’t be a teacher or a parent chasing you.
You will be allowed to fail.
Make sure you Fail better next time.
I’ve learnt so much from my mistakes
I’m intending to make some more
SOUNDSCAPES & SOUND DESIGN
Portrait of a sound design artist
Justin Boyd – Sound and Time
How they get there – Spike Jonz
A 2 min short film working in harmony with it’s score.
How does the sound support the narrative?
Whip Around – Stella ad by Jonathan Glazer
An effective advert again heavily reliant on it’s score with the minimal use of diegetic sound
They Live – John Carpenter
What do you do now?
You write a blog post & share it.
‘What might stop me half way through a post?’
Mistakes grammar and spelling – reveals a lack of care.
Not relevant – tangent
Doesn’t tell me anything I don’t already know.
Write a post & share it.
Sounds easy, writing a post someone wants to read, not so easy.
You’re all entitled to your opinion.
One of my least favourite clichés
It’s true, you’re entitled to an opinion, but if you plan to share it and want others to consider it, then it’s your responsibility to ensure its a well informed opinion.
We’ll look at how you can ensure this in more detail this afternoon.
Write a concise post
Leave it a while, return to it, read it and edit it.
I recommend this is your work flow.
Writing is rewriting.
Only when you’re confident it’s the best you can do, should you share it.
Everything is interesting.
Nothing is as simple as it first appears.
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.
– Tony Schwartz
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